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  The Bok House
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Once upon a time in KL, there was a mansion in Jalan Ampang belongs to a wealthy man whose daughter was so deep in love with a less wealthy man - a bicylce trader. Obviously, the love affairs is not being approved by the girl's family and the marriage proposal from the bicycle trader was rejected and she was later married to someone else.

Heart broken, the bicycle trader worked hard to prove that the girl's family was wrong in rejecting him. He worked really really hard to prove himself, hard enough until he managed to build and own another mansion just accross the street from the mansion where the girl's family live.

The mansion is still standing until today and known to the locals as "The Bok House". Though it is no longer occupied and has been dwarfed by other skycrapers around it, it is still standing as prove of a man's undying love to a woman eventhough the other mansion accross the street has since been demolished.

Take a peek at the mansion from its outside if you happened to be in KL. Located just about 100 meter from the Petronas Towers, it is probably the closest answer that KL has for the Taj Mahal.

Update : The Bok house has since been demolished on 15/12/2006. What a pity and a big lost to KL.

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  • Updated Dec 16, 2006
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